Municipal's The Moscow, The Spicy Mule, and The Melonheaded Mule.
Municipal recently teamed with the Tippling Bros. to overhaul the bar’s beverage program, and the resulting (and extensive) “Municipal Mule” portion of the menu is an absolute game-changer. Select from several always-available options, or be adventurous with a creative Mule of the Moment. 216 W. Ohio St., 312-951-2125
This Restaurant Row newcomer’s signature reimagining of a Moscow Mule includes vodka, pâté spice, and ginger beer, and reflects the elegance-meets-gluttony philosophy that permeates Tête Charcuterie’s menu. 1114 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1178
The new Spiced Berry with Crabbie's Spiced Orange ginger beer, Tito's vodka, strawberry puree, lemon, and simple syrup.
This always-packed neighborhood gem offers six effervescent cocktails featuring Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer that span from traditional Moscow Mule to a rich, full-bodied Brown and Stormy made with your choice of Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace, or Bulleit Rye. 3908 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-404-8955
Mint adds a little something extra to Davanti Enoteca’s High Plains Drifter.
This springtime addition to Davanti Enoteca’s cocktail menu is made with Tito’s vodka, aromatic fernet branca, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and ginger beer. We recommend requesting it with a leaf or two of fresh mint to add a light, fragrant note that elevates the cocktail from pleasant sipper to refreshing thirst quencher. 30 E. Hubbard St., 312-605-5900
Ginger beer goes Peruvian with Tanta’s Lima Llama.
Send your taste buds on a trip to Peru with Tanta’s cleverly named Lima Llama. The twist on this favorite—served in an iconic copper mug—comes with Barsol Quebranta pisco, lime, and ginger beer. It pairs impeccably well with the churrasco Tanta. 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700
Paul Virant’s suburban farm-to-table restaurant is home to a seasonally-infused Vie Mule with lime, ginger beer, and a fresh mint garnish. Inspired by Virant’s emphatic use of both local and seasonal ingredients in all his edible offerings, head bartender Bill Anderson created the cocktail to emulate that same allegiance to fresh ingredients. 4471 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, 708-246-2082
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAILLEY LINDMAN (MUNICIPAL, DAVANTI ENOTECA); COURTESY OF RESTAURANT (TETE CHARCUTERIE, PIZZA RUSTICA, TANTA, VIE)